Sandhya lives in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. She has been a freelance science writer since 2013, writing regularly for Indian and international news portals including the BBC, New Scientist, Science Now and The Scientist. She started as an intern with Mongabay in 2013 and began her current role as Program Manager of Mongabay-India in October 2017. Mongabay-India is the India bureau of the international environment and conservation news website, ( Since its inception in January 2018, Mongabay-India has produced more than 375 original news and feature stories from across the country.